Mashed Potatoes

posted: 06/30/10
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Mashed Potatoes


  • 5 large russet potatoes (about 4 1/2 pounds/2 kg total), peeled and each cut into 6 chunks
  • 1 cup/240 ml whole milk, warmed
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks)/170 g butter, room temperature
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Strain the potatoes in a colander and let stand for 5 minutes to allow them to steam dry.
  2. Working in batches, press the potatoes through a potato ricer and into the same pot. Stir in the milk and butter. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm.
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